[Python-Dev] PyPI comments and ratings, *really*?

Georg Brandl g.brandl at gmx.net
Fri Nov 13 23:04:25 CET 2009

Ben Finney schrieb:
> Michael Sparks <sparks.m at gmail.com> writes:
>> On Fri, Nov 13, 2009 at 12:44 AM, Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au> wrote:
>> > So, the poll's audience is limited to those who visit the front page
>> > (which is hardly ever necessary for package maintainers), and those
>> > who already know it exists (e.g. through this discussion thread).
>> > You'll be missing the opinions of those maintainers who, like the OP
>> > of this thread, only discovered the behaviour much later.
>> This poll is only visible if you're logged into PyPI. This strikes me
>> as a mistake. I went looking for a poll and didn't see it.
> The mistake, I think, is having a poll basically asking “what should the
> PyPI maintainers do?”, instead of weighing evidence and reasoned
> arguments. A poll may be good for gathering preferences and opinion, but
> it's a poor way to make a *decision*.

I haven't seen Martin commit to doing whatever the poll's preferred outcome
was.  I think it's just to see if there is really so much silent resistance
or support as is claimed by both arguing sides.


Thus spake the Lord: Thou shalt indent with four spaces. No more, no less.
Four shall be the number of spaces thou shalt indent, and the number of thy
indenting shall be four. Eight shalt thou not indent, nor either indent thou
two, excepting that thou then proceed to four. Tabs are right out.

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